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The Gathering
by Anne Enright | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 7/7/2015
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): available

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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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Synopsis (credit: back cover)

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him — although that certainly helped — it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968.

Winner: Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.
On the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die List.

(Bought second-hand at Help the Rural Child Charity Bookshop, Victoria Road, Mowbray.)

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Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

8 out of 10

Beautifully written, without holding back. The protagonist confronts the past and its effects on her and her family. It's a dark journey, yet full of wonder.

"We know that real events have real effects. In a way that unreal events do not."

"God, I hate my family, these people I never chose to love, but love all the same."

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